Skin Nutrition

Beautiful skin starts with the nutrients you feed it. Skin can only be beautiful if it is healthy at the cellular level, which requires nutrient rich dietary foods and topical treatments to optimize cell health. Feeding your skin the nutrients it needs on a daily basis is essential for helping your skin look healthy, youthful, and resilient.

Fortunately, your skin absorbs about 65% of what you put on it. Our VIA skin care products are formulated to be nutrient-rich with high concentrations of vitamins and antioxidants, plant lipids and extracts, essential oils, and minerals, which the skin needs to keep it protected from damaging free radicals and harsh environmental factors. But even the most effective topical treatments cannot do the job alone.

Healthy, beautiful skin needs to be fed daily through a nutrient rich food diet as well. A well-balanced diet can not only help you live longer and feel better, it can also help you look younger. You can fight aging from the inside out by eating superfoods, which are antioxidant-rich and nutrient-dense, and slow down the signs of aging by fighting against free radical damage. Superfoods earn their titles thanks to the numerous benefits they provide for overall health and wellness, while boosting the skin’s vitality for a healthy, radiant complexion.

To enhance the synergistic benefits of skin nutrition with your topical treatments, include some of these delicious superfoods in your diet on a regular basis for increased skin health and anti-aging benefits. And like exercise, best results are achieved through consistent and daily use or consumption.

Anti-Aging Nutrients

  • Fruits – Apples, avocados, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, citrus fruits (lemon, orange, pineapple, etc), cranberries, grapefruits, melons, pears, pomegranates, pumpkin, raspberries, strawberries
  • Vegetables – Arugula, artichokes, asparagus, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collard greens, cucumbers, dark leafy lettuce, eggplant, garlic, green beans, kale, mushrooms, onions, scallions, sea vegetables, spinach, squash, swiss chard, tomatoes, zucchini
  • Grains – Oats, barley, quinoa
  • Nuts and Seeds – Almonds, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds (all nuts should be unsalted and raw/unroasted)
  • Poultry – Cornish hens, free range chicken or turkey
  • Seafood (cold water fish) – Black cod, clams, dungeness crab, halibut, lobster, mackerel, salmon, sardines, sea bass, shrimp
  • Dairy – Cottage cheese (low-fat), feta cheese, goat cheese, mozzarella cheese (partly skimmed), ricotta cheese (low-fat), swiss cheese (reduced fat), yogurt (plain, low-fat)
  • Beverages – Acai juice (unsweetened), black tea, green tea, pomegranate juice (unsweetened), red wine (in moderation, of course), water (pure spring), white tea
  • Healthy Fats and Oils – Avocados, coconuts, grape seed oil, macadamia nut oil, nuts and seeds, olives, olive oil (organic, extra virgin)
  • Sweeteners – Honey, stevia

Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients

  • High-quality protein, like that found in cold water seafood, poultry and tofu
  • Low-glycemic carbohydrates including colorful fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains such as old-fashioned oatmeal, beans and lentils
  • Healthy fats and oils such as those found in cold water fish (especially wild Alaskan salmon, halibut, herring, sardines), nuts, seeds, and olive oil
  • Beverages high in antioxidants such as green tea or pomegranate juice, along with 8-10 glasses of pure spring water each day